Emergency Foster Needs This Week!

Sonny, a black terrier mix, sits on a blanket outside, on top of leaves and grass.

PAWS NY is in need of a foster home for Sonny, whose guardian is hospitalized.  We’ve included more information about Sonny below, but please fill out our Foster Application and email Carrie.Finch@pawsny.org if you’d like to open up your home to Sonny, an 11-year-old terrier mix. Please note that we are looking for a foster…

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PAWS NY Resumes Housecall Program to Help Clients and Pets in Need

Graphic image of paws representing how many volunteer shifts have been filled: 65 out of 413.

The organization also launches “No PAW Left Behind,” a campaign to fulfill all current client needs. NEW YORK, NY, October 14, 2021 – Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) NY is thrilled to resume its Housecall Program, a core element of the organization through which volunteers provide on-site home visits to clients all over New York City. Visits…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Amanda

A collage: a Woman with dark hair smiles at the camera in a jersey. A golden retriever sits on a stoop.

Volunteer Amanda has been working with PAWS NY since January 2019, mostly walking guide dog Valla for her guardian Dawn. “Growing up with pets, I’ve always been aware of the love, companionship, and support they provide in good times and bad,” Amanda says. “I believe no one should have to lose a pet due to…

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PAWS NY Volunteer Spotlight: Denise

Today’s Volunteer Spotlight is Denise, who joined the PAWS NY team in July 2020. Denise has been a Vet Transport Rockstar and has helped out Susi, Angel Baby, and Janeau several times over the past year.  “Pets are more than just companions, they are family,” Denise said. “I like the idea of helping clients keep…

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PAWS NY Volunteer Spotlight: Kelly

Today’s Volunteer Spotlight is Kelly, a new member of the team! She joined during the pandemic, participating in a Virtual Volunteer Orientation last fall, and jumped right in to help with delivering Holiday Gift Bags to our clients. “I believe kindness and compassion can change the world and PAWS NY is part of that mindset,”…

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PAWS NY Volunteer Spotlight: Meghan

Today’s Volunteer Spotlight is Meghan, who was inspired to volunteer with PAWS thanks to the love from her own pets! She joined the PAWS crew in 2019 and has helped out during the pandemic by delivering holiday gift bags to several clients in her neighborhood.  “My pets bring me so much joy and energy everyday,”…

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PAWS NY Volunteer Spotlight: Tim

Our next Volunteer Spotlight is Tim, who has been volunteering with PAWS NY since June 2019. A regular volunteer up in Morningside Heights, Tim helped Richard and Bella every week (pre-COVID) and is also active with the Upper Morningside Mutual Aid group. “Richard is a really neat guy,” Tim says. “He was part of a…

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PAWS NY Volunteer Spotlight: Joanna

PAWS NY will celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week next month (April 18-24), so as we ramp up to that celebration, we wanted to highlight some of our awesome volunteers with a Volunteer Spotlight. First up is Joanna, a long-time volunteer who will celebrate her 10th anniversary as a volunteer this year!  “Finding something that you’re passionate…

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PAWS NY Volunteer Spotlight: Suchita

Get to know Suchita, who has been a volunteer with PAWS NY since July 2019. A major animal lover, Suchita has fostered several dogs through PAWS, in addition to her work through the Housecall Program, and she adopted her own pup, Sasha, last year. She even has a tattoo of paw-prints on her wrist! Originally…

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PAWS NY Volunteer Spotlight: Amy

It’s time for another Volunteer Spotlight, and this time we want to recognize Amy, who has been a volunteer since early 2019. Overall, our volunteers help our clients with day-to-day pet care and some sign up for longer-term foster care. Amy, a superstar volunteer, has done both! Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Amy grew up on…

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